A 35-year-old male asked:

My family was exposed to someone on tuesday who fell ill on wednesday and test positive for covid 19 on thursday. we are not sick at all, but my wife is a healthcare practitioner, engaging with patients. what do we need to do to get tested?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
COVID 19 testing: In ZA, a medical provider evals to decide if COVID 19 testing is indicated. Contact your own medical provider or get telemedicine consult from an on-line provider. You can use one of the free on-line apps check your risk.
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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Self quarantine : Most young, otherwise healthy people have no symptoms with their COVID-19 infection. Nonetheless, they can spread it to others who may not be so young or so healthy Stay in self quarantine x 10 days, regardless if no symptoms. A test for coronavirus is unnecessary (so long as you have no symptoms). It you really must get out of quarantine, get a nasal (PCR) test. If negative, you’re free
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